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CBS
Sep 3, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. taking a look at the situation here in ocean city. you can clearly see it would be dangerous to be out in this water today, which is why no one is allowed to swim or surf there. wjz is live with extensive first warning weather coverage. meteorologist tim williams and marty bass are tracking earl's path. manuel gallegus is in north carolina. right in the storm's wrath. and adam may is in ocean city, being hit right now. let's go right to ocean city, where adam has more on what's happening there. good afternoon, upon -- adam. >> good afternoon, jessic a. boy, since this morning, things have been changing almost every 15 minutes or so. you almost get a glimpse of sun, then you get the rain, then you get the gust of wind. one thing that has been consistent are the huge waves that are stirring up the ocean. >> reporter: the outer bands of hurricane earl, now violently churning the waters off ocean city. vacationers are amazed at the size of the waves. >> the waves are absolutely beautiful. >> it's pretty cool. the waves are probably some of the biggest i've ever seen. and it's pretty eerie.
NBC
Sep 3, 2010 5:00am EDT
. around ocean city, not much impact yet. there is some light rain. tropical storm force conditions are possible. there is a warning for the ocean city area. the flood advisory for the west side of the bay has been canceled. things are now looking good for the chesapeake bay. we are in store for an awesome friday. we have clouds last night and a front will be pushing through later on tonight. that means food news for the weekend. there will be plenty of sunshine. further details on hurricane earl in just a little bit. but now a year from the commute. >> we have just one incident to talk about. there is a downed pole at waverly woods in ellicott city. otherwise, we're looking very good around the area. 11 minutes on the outer loop west side and topside. 60 minutes and no problems at all. this is a live look outside at ocean city. it looks pretty quiet here at coastal highway. we switch over to a live view at centerpoint. in looks pretty clear if you head down to the beach right now. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> hurricane earl ballou into the outer banks last night. >> t
CBS
Sep 2, 2010 5:00pm EDT
at ocean city, where very large waves are crashing into the beach. not many people in the water. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. bob turk and meteorologist tim williams tracking earl. adam may is live in ocean city, where the community is on alert. and alex demetrick is following how the state is getting ready. let's go now to bob, with the updates from the national hurricane center. >> just updated. take a look at radar. i want to show you the bands of rain have reached the north carolina area. just a few light bands offshore. they'll probably see some of that coming up in the next hour. but tomorrow, that's when the rains will be here really. and winds will be affecting ocean city tomorrow. take a electric at the tracks updated from 5:00. actually, the track now is going up to the north. not the north to northwest. for some reason, the computer did not grab that. winds are down to 115. and earlier, up to 138. there it goes, off the coast of england, as a category 2, to eventually category 1. by the time it gets up to eastern canada, it will be just a strong, low-pr
ABC
Sep 3, 2010 6:30am EDT
are so. we're seeing a lot of people in ocean city who stuck around to see what this is all about. they are coming out of their hotel rooms and getting their first look at the waves. we've been watching the waves. it is really starting to get nasty out here. everyone is wonderle will it get much worse? we'll keep you posted with the details as they happen. back to you. >> reporter: i'm linda so live at bwi airport monitoring the flights for delays or cancellations because of hurricane earl. what you need to know. >>> "good morning, maryland." i'm jamie costello. >> i'm megan pringle. the big story we've been talking about since 4:00 this morning, hurricane earl and the driving gusts driving rains and churning through north carolina and starting to be felt in southern parts of virginia and on its way up the east coast. let's goat to lynnette charles. >> reporter: we are watching earl this morning. it is bringing rain bands now, lots of rain into the outer banks. let me show you what's going on because we do have beaches under a tropical storm warning and the winds about 30 to 60
CBS
Sep 3, 2010 4:30am EDT
at ocean city, 35 to 40 at rijo both as this is far enough off shore to give a glancing blow from the hurricane. let's talk about the temperatures. temperatures have stayed up. in the 70s almost everywhere. culpeper at 70. we are 78. air quality is code yellow. mostly cloudy and 88 at noon. 87 for the drive home. around 90, which is cooler than the last few days and a slight chance of a shower with a front this evening. the weekend forecast is coming up in ten minutes. right now it is traffic time. >>> good morning, everybody. right now already dealing with the first accident of the morning and it comes from virginia. southbound 95. watch for it at backlick road. we are losing two left lanes going northbound you are okay. continuing on to 3 t 5 northbound, everything is nice and clear from the beltway to the 14th street bridge. we are tracking 66 eastbound. no problems to report out this way through mass transit to inside this -- manassas to the beltway. north of the district from georgia avenue, continuing in to virginia crossing the american legion bridge and wrapping up with so
ABC
Sep 3, 2010 6:00pm EDT
hurricane earl has been trying to elbow his way into ocean city adding something he necessary to the last weekend of summer. it's an adventure for news crews who are willing to stand along the storm. >> any parting words for earl. >> good-bye. >> reporter: at thrashers they are looking to salvage the holiday weekend. >> i think it's going to be a good weekend. >> hopefully it rolls out of here by 4:00, 5:00. >> reporter: seeing these waves it's hard to believe it will be gone so quickly. >> tomorrow is going to be a beautiful day. because it's a beautiful day people are going to knock back to the beach. >> reporter: chances are the water will be just as nasty. that's why there's a chance swimmers will be kept out of the water over the weekend. it may be tough to tell people who want that last dip but it's about keeping these beaches safe. >> we will make sure we're not allow people to do things that aren't safe. >> reporter: so we're back here live in ocean city. we want to talk to these two guys. so you guys actually brought the miss out. what did they tell you keep it clean we
NBC
Sep 2, 2010 12:00pm EDT
, the storm will be well off ocean city, and to be hitting the beach areas. bermuda is under threat by saturday morning of being hit by fiona with tropical storm-force winds. all this activity moves well offshore. tropical storm warnings in effect for the delmarva beach area, that is for tonight and tomorrow. we will become more with the weather -- detailed war with the weather. -- detail more with the weather. >> lowell melser is a ocean city in anticipation of what is expected to be a blow from the storm. >> it is a downright beautiful evening here in ocean city, a relatively calm winds from a sea breeze of the midlantic. but that could soon change with the the next 48 hours, as hurricane earl is expected to affect this area, probably more with a 40-to-50-mile-per-hour winds and rain. officials tell us that while they are taking precautions, they're not going overboard. o'malley, 48 hours before -- normally, 48 hours before the estimates, there would be securing rights, but there are no plans to shut them down and secure them. we're also told the folks should not evacuate. stay pu
CBS
Sep 3, 2010 4:00pm EDT
winds in ocean city, and where it goes from here. >> hi. i'm kai jackson. >> i'm mary bubala. here's what people are talking about. >> hurricane earl batters ocean city, bringing rough surf, high waves. wjz has extensive coverage. bob turk and meteorologist tim williams are tracking the storm. manuel gallegus has more. adam may is covering the coast. >>> let's go now to adam may who has been in ocean city, monitoring the changes to the weather all day. hi, adam. >> hi, kai. there certainly have been a lot of changes all afternoon. really, the rain didn't start until late, late this morning. then it comes and goes. the interesting thing to watch out here in ocean city today is the actual ocean. what you're sighing is huge waves. sometimes they have been -- seeing is huge waves. sometimes they have been up to 12 feet high. >> reporter: the outer bands of hurricane earl, now violently churning the waters off the coast of ocean city. vacationers are amazed at the size of the waves. >> quite windy when the sand is beating against your legs. but the waves are absolutely beautiful. >> it'
NBC
Sep 3, 2010 6:00am EDT
>> a little bit of light rain in ocean city as we keep an eye at hurricane earl. i will have a live report. >> the ken harris murdered trout is proving tricky. white jury selection has become a real problem. >> the ravens preseason stumbles to the finish line against the rams in st. louis. we have highlights. >> will kind of weather can we expect for the holiday weekend? [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today in hd. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. >> and i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. sandra shaw has a quick look at the forecast. we have some good news. >> we have great news. upper 70's and plenty of sunshine. one more hot day today. hurricane earl is a category 2 storm, 85 miles southeast of cape hatteras. they are dealing with tropical storm force conditions right now. it is moving at 18 miles per hour. like recent wind and rain later this morning and maybe early afternoon in ocean city. then clearing nicely
ABC
Sep 1, 2010 5:30am EDT
carolina, and we'll be watching our close approach to ocean city thursday night and friday. beyond that labor day weekend looking cooler but looking nice. here we go. tropical satellite showing us where it is, east of the turks and northeast of the turks and caicos and bahamas islands. we'll have the latest update in just a few minutes. taking you back home, a quiet sea, clearing and calm on the satellite and radar, across maryland. temperatures ranging from 70 in baltimore, 72 easton, 71 in ocean city. nice weather before that storm approaches. it's the seas starting to get angry. locally the hour by hour forecast brings us a high of 95 with mostly sunny sky. let's check on the traffic with kim brown. >> a heads up as you make your way through baltimore city on northern parkway, construction lane closures in both directions as you approach the jfx, not a big deal right now but as rush hour gets started it will cause delays. in towson, a downed tree blocking all lanes in both direction at cromwell and eagles court. no problems inbound off 395 past the convention center, traffic loo
ABC
Sep 3, 2010 5:30pm EDT
to pull away and 180 miles plus off of ocean city will be more than 200 miles away. we'll have much more on this and your weekend outlook much cooler coming up rosie. >>> tonight folks down in ocean city in north carolina are breathing a sigh of relief while up in new england they are holding their breath as hurricane earl moves up the coast. >> reporter: as north carolina says good-bye to earl it's preparing to say hello to thousands of forrists. >> we want to thank the people of north carolina who stood up and did what we asked them to do. >> reporter: the evacuations began when earl was a category 4 hurricane with strong enough winds to shred an american flag and throw a boat against the south carolina pier. but before earl moved near the outer banks it was downgraded to a category 2 storm. now earl's been downgraded again to category 1. >> we dodged a bullet purely and simply. >> reporter: the rest of the eastern seaboard hopes for the same stroke of luck. >> the public should continue to take precautions in particular stay indoors and off the roads during the height of the s
ABC
Sep 3, 2010 11:00pm EDT
. it never brushed much closer than about 200-miles ocean city. that's the center of the storm but ocean city got in of the winds into the 40s. also very big wave action to ten feet down there. waves a concern if you are headed to the beach. we will look for big surf and rip currents. sun will be the rule. much better weather from sunday into monday. water temperature 74. back here, we are talking about a cooler day. mild, windy, things will be getting cooler by tomorrow night. we will talk about the early taste of autumn in the wake of earl. >> all right. thank you. earl didn't ignore ocean city there. was some minor flooding. that closure didn't necessarily stop some folks. we continue our live team coverage with kristin in ocean city. >> reporter: still a little breezy. surf still rough. let's talk about some of the possible problems. we could have seen flooding could have seen wind damage but neither of those happened because the storm never really got close enough to the coast to cause those problems. however there is still one more thing to worry about from earl. when the weather clear
ABC
Sep 2, 2010 5:00pm EDT
ocean city and the delaware beaches and the, of course, huge waves would be a concern. it is 200 mimes southeastern monroe and northern east of ocean city. that gives you a kind of an early peek. we've got justin, headed back to you my friend, what's changed in the last few minutes. >> i was trying to talk to beach patrol. found out they can't officially talk until they get permission to do so on camera. they were very kind about that. they are patrolling the peaches. an added concern as we have a jet flying overhead, noise from the waves, the beacon out there, fred go back over there, looks like a half a dozen guys, surfers trying to take full advantage of these high waves. this isn't southern california, we get waves over 10 to 15 feet they are going to take full advantage of it. that's what we've got now. young gentleman and women what are getting off work, now looks like it is reaching its peak.  one thing we're dealing with wyatt, we're talking about the tide. everybody knows, who lives by the water, you to have live with the cycle of the water. we get two tidal surges, one on i
NBC
Sep 1, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. >> ocean city is now under a hurricane watch, and the area in north carolina of the outer banks is under hurricane warning. it is moving to the northwest at about 16 miles per hour. the area that you see north of the carolina-virginia border all the way to the bay and delaware is under a hurricane watch, and at what that means is that possible hurricane conditions are possible within 48 hours. basically, i think we will just a tropical storm conditions, but it is going to be within 152 miles of ocean city, unable just grazed the carolina coast. -- and it will just raise the carolina coast. possible koppel storm-force winds on friday -- possible tropical storm-force winds on friday. details coming up. >> you contract hurricane earl with us online. our a hurricane tractor shows the past and its potential to brush ocean city. that is on wbaltv.com. we have a school closing to pass along to parents. baltimore county schools will close two hours early today because of the heat. crews are on the scene of a building collapse and west baltimore to it happened just before 11:00 at west baltimore
NBC
Sep 3, 2010 6:00pm EDT
and a little bit of rain. >> it is in beautiful evening down here at ocean city. conditions have definitely improved since the height of the storm here in ocean city from about 11:00 to 1:00. women's average about 23 miles an hour, gusting at 45 miles an hour -- winds averaged about 23 miles an hour. there are actually people swimming in the water. there are swimming at their own risk, which is not a good idea. it was a near miss. >> it looks like ocean city is saying goodbye to hurricane earl. >> the mayor breeks easier after earl just brushes against the area. >> i think we made out pretty well. i don't know of any damage in town whatsoever. >> the main hot spot during the storm was the inlet area, times and from all over to take a picture of earl and to the 8-12 foot surf. >> some were impressed, others not so much. >> i am glad there's not any damage or anything. it probably heard the businesses, but at least it is better in the long run. >> i had my boat tied up a few years ago, and it was much worse than this. >> earl was not much of a power, though. there was light to moderate range
ABC
Sep 3, 2010 12:00pm EDT
, but we want to begin with adam caskey in ocean city. bring us up-to-date. >> we are live in ocean city, and this tends to flood first. locals would now read a bit of a wash on the parking lot. -- locals would know. a bit of a wash up on the parking lot. this has been downgraded to category 1 at 11:00 a.m. maximum sustained winds at 85 miles per hour. as expected, it is accelerating now. it is centered 152 miles to the southeast from right here in ocean city. later on this evening, 8:00 p.m., it should be 245 miles to the northeast of ocean city. this should continue to slowly weekend. high tide at 4: 8. we will see these which continue to push up on the beach. -- these waves continue to push up on the beach. really the maximum wind gusts are only about 30 miles per hour. we may see a few slightly higher costs, but we are not anticipating it to get much worse than this. we're anticipating the sunset. where we are really seeing improvement is in north carolina. let's go to atlantic beach. >> it beautiful sunshine have to be on tap tonight, because there is not a cloud in the sky. they ha
ABC
Sep 3, 2010 6:00am EDT
kreuz. we are tracking the hurricane as it makes its way up the east coast. we are live in ocean city with the latest. >> we begin with steve rudin, checking on the conditions a little closer to home as we start this holiday weekend. >> a beautiful weekend underway after we get the storm out. heavy rain showers expected to cross the delmarva peninsula. the temperatures are 78 degrees at reagan national, 74 at hagerstown. elkins, westn virginia. there's a cold front off to the west that will clear out the sky is nicely overnight. today will be hot with morning trickles, partly cloudy, 94 degrees. in the sixties tonight. tomorrow, looking great, lowering humidity, lower temperatures, near 80 degrees. now to lisa baden. >>> this picture tells the story. south on 95, from the beltway to the south in newington, there's a crash at the fairfax county parkway. 270 has typical volume. normal pattern into hyattstown. metrorail, dupont circle station has a power outage with no escalators or elevators off with red line trains running through. >>> hurricane earl is starting to leave its mark on th
ABC
Sep 2, 2010 6:00am EDT
and weather every ten minutes. adam caskey is live in ocean city tracking hurricane earl. steve rudin has what we can home. an tallmt >> the holiday weekend looks great after we get this hurricane alex. much dry and cool conditions on the lake. temperatures outside, 69 in fairfax, 72 in winchester, for 63 in cumberland. abreu left side of the screen is a cold front that will push hurricane earl away from the mid-atlantic. 68-74 degrees at the bus stop. high temperatures in the low 90's today. >>> you need to take in a toilet. 270 southbound is suffering under frederick to get to hyattstown. an accident resulted as a result of a police chase. southbound drivers are distracted. out of damascus, md. there was a big crash that has 27 ridge road closed at bethesda church road. out of southeast d.c., of pennsylvania avenue onto the westbound freeway and into virginia, stalled vehicles, there's an accident after main avenue, and i will show you the crash near the exit for 110, southbound on 395, notice the accident, traffic getting guide to the left. back to you. >> thank you. >>> our top story, poli
NBC
Sep 3, 2010 12:00pm EDT
>> live, local, late breaking. this is wbal in hd. >> ocean city is starting to feel the effects of hurricane earl. these are live pictures of the beach. i am mindy basara. the eye of hurricane earl is south of ocean city. it has been downgraded to category 1. lowell melser begins the coverage in ocean city. what are the conditions now? >> we're starting to feel the effects. we are feeling the rain and wind. the average wind is out of the north at 24 miles per hour. we've had wind gusts as high as 42 miles per hour. it is not that bad here at the inlet. it is pretty much the main tourist attraction at ocean city. people are coming down to look at the surf. average waves are between eight and 12 feet high. they are smashing along the inlet. it is sending water almost up to the parking lot. the high tide, they are expecting a minor to moderate flooding down here at the inlet especially. this has become a main tourist attraction. we spoke to some tourists to see how they felt. some more excited. it was their first time in a hurricane. others were a little disappointed. >> we were ex
ABC
Sep 1, 2010 6:00am EDT
're still expecting the path of the storm to get very close to ocean city as there will be between thursday night and friday when we start feeling the impact on the far extreme portions of maryland. right here in in baltimore little or no impact. it's nothing like isabel. behind this storm labor day weekend looks cool and nice. satellite imagery, 1500 miles away to the center of the storm, we're watching the eye redevelop. the storm not as strong as yesterday but still a formidable force impacting all of the east coast with high waves. locally we've got a nice day, sunny, hot. the pollution levels bring us up to a code red. not the best day to be outdoors. the haze will build, guaranteed high of 95 degrees. let's toss to kim brown. >> thanks. we've been off to a good start traffic-wise, not a lot going on. we have some downed wires in the phoenix-monkton area at old york road and glen berry court. police should provide a detour. in problems in materials of drive times, no delays from 795 to 70. 95 southbound looking good between white marsh and the beltway. the harbor tunnel is clear. the b
ABC
Sep 1, 2010 6:30am EDT
in front of them and hope for the best. i think we'll be okay though. >> in ocean city, business owners are prepping for hurricane earl's potential punch. this morning he's a category 3 storm packing winds up to 135 miles per hour. we're keeping an eye on this. it changes constantly, as weather does. >> we're there in ocean city now, we're going stay put, we'll have up to the-minute forecast on abc2news.com. tomorrow we'll start our live team coverage from the beach, 5:00 tomorrow night until earl passes us by. >>> in glen burnie on country club drive, some guy in his 20s breaks into a home and sexual assaults an 83-year-old woman. neighbors as you can imagine extremely worried about this. abc 2's linda so says police are on it. linda? >> cops are boosting their presence in the area, they plan to heavily patrol the area in marked cars and bikes hoping someone saw something. right now police only have a vague description of the man, in his early 20s, with a dark colored scarf over his face during the attack. it happened early monday morning on country club drive in glen burnie. police sa
ABC
Sep 2, 2010 5:30am EDT
away. which means if the center of the storm is 230 miles away from ocean city, they'll still get tropical storm force winds. the one good thing here is that the passage of earl off the coast will be the weaker side of the storm. usually the right side with forward motion. the worst part of the storm is out to sea. the beaches under a tropical storm warning. winds averaging between 40 and 60 miles per hour this time tomorrow into the early part of the afternoon. waves probably 10 to 20 feet. we'll be standing there live from ocean city. coastal flood advisory, not from weather, at the bottom of the screen you see winds averaging 9 or 10 miles per hour. really the impact's not there yet. rain bands hitting the carolinas this evening. through tomorrow morning, not much here in baltimore. we'll have our forecast coming up or just follow the wake-up window at the bottom of the screen. >> the roadways are off to a good start for the most part. a crash at east biddle and north wolf street. southbound as you approach downtown baltimore, northbound lanes are looking good up towards 695. b
ABC
Sep 3, 2010 5:00pm EDT
it further and further away from ocean city. right now the storm about 179 miles offshore. we'll have much more on what's going on with the hurricane and also the 3 day weekend coming up. >>> the high tide from earl pushed ocean water right up to the boardwalk. the tides along with heavy winds can take a toll on ocean city beaches. >> reporter: kelly, it did affect the beach. there's about 300 emergency management workers down here trying to help out. they have 10 miles of beach in ocean city. the mayor's office has been getting ready for this. all of those people have been preparing for earl to hit ocean city. earl started off as a big heavy brute as a category 4 hurricane when he got here it was a wimp he category 2. many vacationers and residents ventured out to witness mother nature throwing out a little attitude. jet skyers took the waves. >> ocean city officials have closed the water to swimming. and let me tell you why. it's dangerous out here. this current is awful strong. if these waves knock you down and take you under, this will pull you back out to sea over your head and into
ABC
Sep 3, 2010 6:00pm EDT
's eastern shore. especially in ocean city, where many people have gathered all ready for this holiday weekend. how is it looking? >> it is still quite blustery in the atlantic. it continues to create some tremendous waves. hurricane earl is out of here. to the delight of anxious beachgoers. >> the ocean is a very powerful thing. >> way is blasted ocean city's shoreline friday. beach patrol officials had no choice but to close the ocean to the public. >> i am not going anywhere near that water. it will pull you end. >> all this, thanks to hurricane earl. this downgraded storm still manage to chew of beaches, flood parking lots, and forced businesses to close or open laid along the boardwalk. >> we had to come out for ourselves to see how powerful it was. >> when high tide it around 3:40, the advantage nearly swallowed up some of ocean city's more narrow beaches. >> nature is pretty incredible. >> more than 100,000 people are in ocean city right now. that number is expected to double during the labor day weekend. >> we want some sunshine later today. that is what we are hoping for. >> v
ABC
Sep 1, 2010 5:00pm EDT
ocean city. looks pretty calm now but earl spun toward the east coast driving tourist from north carolina and threatening to bring damaging winds and waves to the atlantic seaboard throughout the labor day weekend. earl packed a powerful blow to several small caribbean islands. it caused major flooding on an teague ya and st. maarten. cruise ships were diverted and flights canceled. check out the damage earl caused on the british virgin islands. cars were smashed by fallen trees. there are reports that a curfew has been imposed across the island. tonight we have live team coverage of hurricane earl from ocean city to baltimore with what everyone is doing to prepare to the storm. let's get right to meteorologist wyatt everhart who is tracking the storm. >> still a very powerful very impressive hurricane here. this is a zoomed in visible satellite view just off the coast of florida here. you can see miami savannah georgia just north of it. several hundred miles off the florida cold front. early this afternoon down agreeded to a category 3 hurricane potential to bounce up tie categ
NBC
Sep 3, 2010 5:30am EDT
north between 100 and the beltway. seven minutes and no delays to worry about. this is ocean city. coastal highway looking pretty quiet for this time of the morning. we switch over to a live view closer to home and things a quiet on the inner and outer loops. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> our big story, hurricane earl drops down from a category 4 to a category 2 storm. >> is happened last night. visitors and some residents were already under an evacuation order. earl is expected to move north northeast much of today. >> even with that downgrade, hour. is preparing for the worst. >> lowell melser is live in ocean city this morning good morning. >> i hope i'm not disappoint you. i'm still wearing a short sleeve shirt. i do not have any of my rain gear on. we are about 77 degrees with a 70-degree dew point. we're pretty saturated here. we have wind out of the northeast at 15 miles per hour. if you did not know if there was a hurricane out there, you would think it was just a windy morning. this will change as we go into the afternoon hours. they are expecting the worst r
ABC
Sep 1, 2010 11:00pm EDT
watch still for ocean city and delaware beaches and a tropical storm warning for maryland and delaware. beach forecast for people headed down there this three day weekend. earl will be very close through the day on friday. high about 88. the big deal the winds and surf. eight to ten feet or higher. rip currents a problem to. we will talk act the latest and your outlook coming up. >> thank you. the coast guard and the natural resources police preparing just in case earl decides to push farther inland. we are live with that part of the story. >> reporter: kelley labor day weekend always one of the busiest boating weekends of the year. take a look. the marina has a lot of empty spaces. not sure if people moved their boats out. that row is usually filled with smaller boats, even sailboats. some of the larger boats aren't going anywhere. they are been hunkered down. people who go out and get the rescued boaters are always ready. they have one more thing to worry about. if you can't take the boat out of the water secure it with extra lines. that's what the coast guard has been doing as they
ABC
Sep 2, 2010 11:00pm EDT
is not supposed to hit hard here in ocean city, it's kicking huge currents in the ocean. big waves and dangerous rip tides. swimming has been restricted throughout the beach up and down the beach in ocean city. you can't go swimming all through the day tomorrow even after the storm is over. they're hoping to lift the restriction saturday. it depends on how the conditions are. they want to try to keep everybody safe and have a safe and fun labor day weekend once earl gets out of here. >> we're life in ocean city. thanks a lot, chris. our live team coverage continues at 4:00 a.m. with a special expanded edition of good morning maryland. always check out abc news.com for the latest updates. >>> it's so disturbing it sounds like something out of amy virgin islands now the victim a -- out of a movie. now the victim speaks out for the first time. an incredible story of what happened to this woman. our live hurricane coverage of earl continues. here's another live look at ocean city. it is definitely a different story along the carolina coast. >> the outer banks brace for hurricane earl. i'll have th
ABC
Sep 3, 2010 5:00am EDT
. we're going to check in with adam. he is live in ocean city and it is still pretty calm out there, adam, isn't it? >> you know, greta, it is really not that bad out here. we have sustained winds 10-15 miles per hour and few gusts. let's take a look at the latest. still a category 2 storm. maximum sustained winds at 105 miles per hour. a hurricane watch is still in effect in case this happens to wobble to west just a little bit, which is not that likely. situated now 85 miles east of cape hateras. what does that mean for us on the delmarva beaches? wind gusts will increase, especially in the midday and afternoon. rain showers will begin this afternoon. i already see a few drops coming in. we have a band. luck think tide cycle is working in our favor right here. normally you get to the high tide -- actually the tide is going out and the breakers are coming in not even nearing the wall here on the boardwalk. the water is still 25 yards out from the boardwalk. we have chris. i know you went to an emergency preparation meeting today. tell us what's going on and how they are preparing a
CBS
Sep 2, 2010 4:00pm EDT
picking up intense surf at maryland and the east coast. here's a live look now at the surf in ocean city. a tropical storm warning and hurricane watch in effect right now. a short time ago, all swimmers were ordered out of that water. wjz has extensive first warning weather coverage. adam may is in ocean city already, feeling the storm's impact. alex demetrick with more on how the storm is preparing. and meteorologist bob turk, tracking earl's every movement for us. we'll go immediately to bob. >> take a look at radar. rain bands moving into the carolina coast. you can see a few of those light rain bands. and a few sprinkles around the norfolk area. as we continue to contract and watch this up toward the general region over the next 12 to 24 hours. take a look at the track once again. we'll be updating this as the storm comes in. but the storm has been dropped to a category 3 storm. it was a 4 most of the day. winds down to 125, moving off to the north. eventually to the northeast at around 18 miles per hour. by the time it gets up to noon, it will be a category bonn. in -- category 1. i
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Sep 3, 2010 6:00am EDT
of that. there's a live look outside at ocean city. it is raining out there you can see from adam's live shot there is look at the topside of the beltway. no problems. remember wjz13 is always on for traffic information for any time you always log on. back over to you guys. >>> back to our complete coverage of hurricane earl, marty is in the first warning center first we go to bernadette woods. >> take a look at earl as it makes its way up the east coast. the center is still offshore but the affects are being felt. here is how it looks right now, the outer bands starting to make their way into southern parts of the eastern shore. that's going to spread west ward. it doesn't go that far to the west it encountered some really dry air. as we see these brighter colors that are just offshore starting to make their way that's when the winds are going to start to pick up. here is the satellite radar. you'll also notice the clouds making their way back toward western maryland from the storm system here. those clouds will start to break up as soon as the storm system really picks up speed and rac
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Sep 3, 2010 5:00am EDT
. the storm is starting to pass. ocean city right now the winds are 11 from the northeast. norfolk 22 gusting to the 30s an wilmington. we have to deal with earl through early amp here across the atlantic beaches and pull up to new england tonight. pax river you have light showers nearby an 79 in wallops island. it is warm down there. a hot day today but not as hot. highs around 90. drive home 87. it is 5:01. happy friday. >> wake up, folks. the weekend is upon us. right now we enter a new hour. and no new problems to tell you about. but first take you to 95. this is one tieup we have been keeping an eye on since this morning. it is southbound at the backlick road exit. volume is light. not affecting the flow of traffic. mainly northbound. you are looking at a smooth commute to the mixing bowl. 3 t 5 if you continue to this roadway. tracking taillights from the beltway to shirlington. 68 eastbound. -- 66 eastbound, happy to report the ramp is open. and wrap with a check on the outer loop. all is good from 95 to georgia. back to you. >>> right now hurricane earl is making its way up the east c
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Sep 2, 2010 5:00pm EDT
the atlantic. the forecast places it much closer to the coast. the good news is a four ocean city -- that for ocean city, it is going to remain about one matter 20 miles -- about one of the 20 miles from the center of the storm. more on our 7 day forecast coming up in a little bit. >> hurricane earl has people filling up their vehicles and leaving the coast line as it moves towards a north carolina. forecasters expect a girl to come close to the outer banks late tonight -- expect earl to come close to the outer banks of late tonight. >> people here in maryland are getting ready for whatever hurricane earl may bring. our reporter has been in ocean city since yesterday. he will not be leaving town until the hurricane does. >> they told me to get wet, so i am getting wet. i am in the water to show you how big the waves are. it is 80 degrees in ocean city with variable winds about 5-15 m.p.h. depending on where you are on the beach. currently the only people allowed in the water are experienced servers. as you can see behind me there are but the borders. -- boogie boarders. the waves
ABC
Sep 2, 2010 6:00pm EDT
makes his way up the east coast. you could see those outer rings beginning to slide past ocean city, the bulk of the storm now beginning to push its way into the outer banks, north carolina. it is making a slight turn to the north, packing wildebeast to 115 miles per hour. a different perspective if you have a radar view. the center of the storm still about 200 miles off the carolina coast. the storm still 375 miles southeast of ocean city. that's really what we're looking at. and a different perspective from high above. we have had a ground report there oceanside, but you can see these waves growing through the afternoon, an skies dark engineer a bit as earl max his approach from the south. still just under 400 miles away, the center of the storm at least, we expect it to get much closer than that by midday tomorrow. that will be sort of the peak time, 28 degrees, gusting to 30. if your travel plans take you down to any of the beaches, delaware, maryland, virginia, looking good weather wise after tomorrow but the surf will be up. 10-footers tomorrow and still 4 to 6-foot waves and
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Sep 2, 2010 10:00pm EDT
to the crash.3 >> the worst of hurricane earl is only a few hours from maryland. what ocean city is expecting overnight. and how long the big storm will have an impact, in the sky watch fooecast. >> getting ready in ocean city. >> the debris will fly, calls come in. >> the warnings for people alrrady there. ú%aning for weekend plans, at the beach. >> sweaty, in shock. >> what happened inside of a baltimore animal shelter that led to that claim. >> live in, high definition, from wbff tv in baltimore, this is fox 45 news at 10:00. >> good evening, i am jennifer gilbert. >> and i am jeff barnd. right now hurricaae earl is a eastern coast of the u.s.g the >> the storm is thheatening ne the country.populated areas of as the holiday weekend is about to begin. chief meteorologist vytas reid joins us in a few minutes ith the latess information n where the storm will go. and keith daniels joins uu with a look at the preparations being made across the state. >> weather conditions are getting worse as we speak as earl gets closer. banks of north carolina where people are already evacuated %-there.ee
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Sep 1, 2010 5:00am EDT
between 200 and 250 miles off the coast of ocean city thursday or friday. we've heard from justin but sherrie johnson is live this morning. >> we're on calvert street in baltimore where the mayor will hold a briefing at the department of transportation, the management center, talking about hurricane preparedness. down in annapolis, that's where they are already getting prepared. there are people preparing in several places in annapolis, people are making sure their boats are okay. hurricane isabel that hit in 2003 brought back all sorts of memories for boaters, even the annapolis mayor josh cohen is not taking any chances. >> i think we don't know right now if it's going wallop the area or be just some rain and wind but we're taking every step to prepare as if it's a major hurricane that hits us. >> reporter: hurricane earl has annapolis on stand by. they are hosting race week, that brings hundreds of boats to the area, but of course officials will keep a close eye on the weather, if there's extreme high winds, then of course they will make other arrangements. reporting live in do
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Sep 2, 2010 5:00am EDT
weather, also tracking weather in ocean city. we have live reports beginning this morning and going all the way through the storm. we have a weather station out there, we have a few in ocean city. we're checking out the public safety center, 77 degrees. winds now out of the southwest. averaging close to 10 miles per hour. the winds with this system isn't going to pick up until tonight and definitely this time tomorrow morning. locally though, we'll not feel much out of this storm, except for push of water on the western shores of the bay. this morning though, warm and muggy, up towards bel air, 69 in perry hall. our uh, maryland's most powerful doppler radar, a complete sweep across the chesapeake. currently we're clear and dry. we'll have the hurricane earl forecast and labor day forecast coming up. right now here's kim brown with traffic. >> traffic is very quiet, up and down the 95 corridor. no problems as you come down the harrisburg expressway this morning, 695, looking pretty smooth as well. drive times, looking pretty good. only a 5-minute trip 95 between white marsh boulevard an
ABC
Sep 2, 2010 5:30pm EDT
to ocean city, to maryland, but not actually make landfall in the mid-atlantic. it will make a partial landfall in north carolina. in fact, it's already beginning to do that now. let's give you a closer look with maryland's most powerful storm. it is creeping up in to hat a was, open a coke. the storm headed due north but beginning to make a slight turn to the northeast which is exactly what we need to see in order to keep this thing just offshore of ocean city and allow ocean city to only have to deal with tropical storm force winds. here is our weather net camera there capturing a time lapse. waves getting huge down there right now, and that's really no surprise, as a major hurricane approaches just about 400 miles, the center just about 400 miles from ocean city and 200 from cap hat a was. let's get some frowned troops as we meteorologist like to hear it. what is happening down there, justin burke, my fellow meteorologist. >> wyatt, i'm going to tell you wyatt, what is interesting is there is more excitement than anything el. literally talking to a lot of the people, you'll see the
ABC
Sep 3, 2010 5:30am EDT
to 15. and then the bay does have coastal flood advisories in effect for today as well. so ocean city's temperature coming in at 75 degrees. this is abc 2 storm tracker. we have not seen any type of change over the past hour here. the dew point is 75 and it feels like 71. the winds have been changing and that's about it. the satellite is showing -- this is what i wanted to show you before. i like showing you this one not because it's just pretty but because it shows you what's going on here. you can see where this started. you can see there's no eye as of now. you can see the color here. this is just an enhanced satellite showing you where the shy and coldest cloud tops are, you can see cape hatteras is in this getting the rain bands, the clouds as of now and even thunderstorms in ocean city. you are getting some of the cloud cover as of now as well and rain bands will be getting closer to you as well. as we go throughout the morning and also the afternoon. so speaking of ocean city, let's head there right now with justin berk. he can tell us the current conditions that's going on. wh
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Sep 3, 2010 5:00am EDT
a bit. the waves are starting to pick up. sherry ly is in ocean city for us. we'll check in with her a little bit later on. i'm gurvir dhindsa. >> i'm sarah simmons in for steve chenevey. he will be along a little bit later on today. we want to check in with tucker. we saw hurricane earl kicking up the as out there. >> the latest advisories still 105 miles per hour. gusts to about 115. looks like it will remain intact for the next several hours. shall we take a look at it. >> let's do it. >> let's look at the hillary clinton as it is making its presence felt. the good news is the eye of the storm looks to stay just off the coast here. it is now about 85 miles east of cape hatteras, north carolina. there you go. can you see it lifting off to the north-northeast at about 18 miles per hour. it is actually racing off to the north. cloud cover across the washington area. this radar is overdoing the rain here in d.c. but we do have some bands of rain across the lower eastern shore. you know, i wouldn't say it is impossible that some of our southern and eastern viewers won't see some rain
CBS
Sep 2, 2010 6:00pm EDT
in ocean city area. and that's why they have hurricane watches in effect. for our region, we have a coastal flood advisory. 1 to 3 foot above normal tides tonight into early tomorrow morning continues to about 6:00 a.m. friday. >> this storm is definitely going to zoom on by us. but passing by close to 150 miles offshore. winds are still a factor here. let's talk about them. southerly winds, as the storm starts to approach the mouth of the bay. the counter clockwise rotation will push as far up into northern baltimore county. the storm is going to generate tides, maybe 1 to 3 feet above average. the coastal flood advisories are in effect only until 6:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. and it was pushed into the bay. eventually gets pushed out of the bay. starts to pull it out again. again, until 6:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, the coastal flood advisories are in effect. >>> as far as the plot of this storm, all of the models keeping it well offshore. but again, tropical storm force winds, extend 205 miles out from the center of the storm. hurricane force winds extend about 70. even with the passing out
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Sep 3, 2010 5:30am EDT
you minute by minute team coverage. megan giililand is live in ocean city where the stormmis expected ú% have the greatest impact on maryland, first we want toohead -o meteorologisttsteve fertig who is tracking earl here in our sky watch weather center. good morning, steve. >>> good morning, patrice. the best thing ki tel can telu decreased in strength.earl has a cattgory iii. the ocean shore, where the most vulnerableebands will be. the rain starting to move into the ocean city areaaand the winds will be picking up some. we don'' thinkkit will be as strong as we earlier thought but iitwill be significant enough to ú%at is still tropicalwinds, storm-force winds. that is still significant -nough. as we watth it move furthhr north and east and away from us, it means a better sse scenario n it woull have been if it was %-tte center of the storm off of cape has rase..3 hatteras. we are waach the heaviest rain3 with gusts innthat part of the higher. %nd for us we will see the winds gets closer. we will have more coming up later this morning. right now let's seeewhht is happening on the
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Sep 3, 2010 5:00am EDT
in ocean city and what the storm will mean foo weekknd plans at the beach. >>> and whattdoes it feel like we take ou inside the storm. > good morning. it's friday, september third. hurricane earl is making its ay up the eest keaf coast toward te maryland shoreline. we're following the storm nd bringinggyou minuue by minute ú%ammcoverrge. where the storm ii expected o havv the greatest impact on ú%ryland. fiist weeare going to meteorologist steve fertig who isstracking the storm. s on high ones and high surf city area. we are watching oo the sky hd radar. let's gettcloser and you will see as the movement starts to come in our direction aa earl movvs toward cape hatteras ttis morning. you can see the outer bands bringing rain for ocean city and towaad thh chesapeake bay,ú %-further points west as it move into the high pressure. let'sslookkat the distance from %-can you see where it is off of cape ha hatteras. ttking more of a nootheasttjog.3 that is helpful, but it's still going to bring high surf and strong winds for us in the ocean city area.ú as you can see high rainnat cap3 hat
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Sep 2, 2010 6:30am EDT
the storm offshore. 75 ocean city, they're dry and quiet. we'll have more coming up in just a bit. right now, let's see what's happening on the roads. >> traffic has been looking really good at this hour. we don't have major incidents working, just a couple minor things, we'll get to those in a moment. you'll see traffic moving nice on both loops at wilkins avenue. 695, checking in with no problems. 95 corridor looking good. no problems as you continue down towards the capital beltway. as we look at our maps and drive times, you're looking good on the harbor tunnel thruway, seven minutes down to 295. 95 southbound looking good down to route 32 in howard county. that's off to the right shoulder, not bothering anybody. debris in the roadway. megan and jamie, back to you >>> our summer playground, that's where we are this morning, don harrison, on the beach. >> reporter: good morning, jamie, you know, it's actually very comfortable out here right now. the temperature is 76 degrees. i checked the anemometer, the winds are blowing only at 8 miles per hour. there'll be some effect at some point do
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Sep 3, 2010 12:00pm EDT
coverage. bruce leshan is live in virginia beach. scott broom is live in ocean city where the wind anne and rain are picking up and of course howard is tracking the storm from the weather center. let's start with howard. >> the storm is staying off shore and weakening wind down to 85 miles an hour. the back edge of the rain is raining across anne arundel, eastern charles and st. mary's and calvert county but it will wind down shortly. the clouds have been back toward us keeping the temperatures at bay. in the low 80s. go to the radar and zoom in a little bit and you can see how the storm is moving in. it is almost even with cbs hictague here. i put the winds down with the radar. we will go to my night an you can see the storm had big winds. as we went through overnight they had more gusts. norfolk gusts of 28. through now, winds 32 hatteras, 22 norfolk. 28 ocean city. the winds mainly off shore. in fact this buoy here, north winds gusting to 38. that is east of fenwick island. that is where the heart of the heaviest winds are. still in ocean city with winds of 28 miles an hour and big w
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Sep 2, 2010 5:00am EDT
are being told to leave some areas before the start of the labor day weekend. some people in ocean city are packing up this time and having a child. now more on how people are bracing for the storm. chris? >> people are getting ready. they were talking about it last night as they were enjoying the sun set. it is going to be tough to see, but waves are building. there have been strong currency is weak and the waves are expected to get bigger as the storm gets closer. before sunrise this morning, ocean city is bracing for are the arrival. buildings along the beach have storm shutters down and warnings are going up. states of emergency in north carolina, virginia, maryland. >> today people will drive around. continue your arrival in ocean city until the storm has passed. >> wednesday the swimmers were told to go in and of to their knees on it because with guns are strong. >> they are really hard and knocking people over. >> parts of the outer banks of north carolina are under a mandatory evacuation. summer vacations cut short. >> it ruined our vacation. that's all we get. >> residents are
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Sep 2, 2010 12:00pm EDT
that it could take just enough energy away from virginia beach, ocean city, the delaware national sea shore through long island, take enough of that energy and push it just far enough east that, well, damage could be minimized. we're not going to call this an all clear by any stretch of the imagination. there have been a couple of changes in our favor. tim williams will expand and then fiona and gaston. we can't ignore how hot it s we tie a record for temperatures above 90. tim will have a full plate coming up shortly. now back inside. >>> now alex demetrick is in baltimore county with more on how the state isgoering up for the storm -- is gearing up for the storm. it will go to a level three. that will bring in agencies from the national guard guard to state highways to public utilities. the governor and cabinet members were briefed on the impact. during isabelle a strong storm surge caused widespread flooding. that does not appear to be at play this time. >> what you're looking at is some of the bay water may be thrown out because as the hurricane gets near us, it's supposed to pick up th
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Sep 2, 2010 12:00pm EDT
of the beaches. adam is standing by live in one of the communities, ocean city. what can we expect in the hours to come? >> today will be fantastic. the beach-goers are getting in the last day of sunshine. about the more effects in detail. let's give the latest -- still a major category four hurricane. look at our storms can. maximum sustained winds at 140 miles per hour, but with higher gusts. it is 300 miles south of cape hatteras. it has continued to push north. it will and direct with an upper level when flow tomorrow. that will push it off to the east and accelerate it. by 8:00 a.m. and should be positioned about 125 miles east of virginia beach, by 2:00 p.m. about 125 miles due east of ocean city. that is when we can expect some of the biggest effects. a tropical storm warning is in effect for the peninsula and the beaches along here. we have occurred came watch. -- a hurricane watch. more detail, coming up. >> thank you. amtrak announced that hurricane earl oil is impacting some of their areas. the delays and cancellations are expected to continue through saturday. if you have a trip sch
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Sep 3, 2010 4:30am EDT
in ocean city, maryland with a check on conditions but we begin with a quick check on traffic and weather and start to the holiday weekend. >> let me tell you, a really nice afternoon on the way or looking forward to across most of the area, however, the further east you go, that is going to run into the bigger problems. adam will have more on that in just a few minutes. temperatures a very comfortable start. 73 in fairfax. martinsburg looking at 77. there is the hurricane creeping up on the right hand side of your screen but a cold front, a strong cold front arrived later on today and that's going to bring much cooler temperatures for the upcoming holiday weekend. breezy and hot once again. near 90 degrees for a daytime high. the high temperatures come tomorrow. let's head over to lisa live in the traffic center. it is a good run this morning. construction already complete in triangle. northbound traffic is good. southbound in virginia there is a minor crash on the left side with traffic getting by unscathed to the right. nothing in and out of baltimore. traffic is good on the beltway. b
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